Microsoft's Windows Phone App Studio beta saw 30,000 projects created in just 48 hours
Microsoft launched its new online tool for new Windows Phone developers earlier this week, enabling those with app ideas to easily create and deploy working concepts. If you're a novice at app development, or simply reside in emerging markets and don't have an endless supply of funding, the Windows Phone App Studio beta is a simple solution that helps you get cracking without any obstacles. It's time to turn that app idea into reality.
Just before the weekend kicked off it was revealed that the beta had seen more than 30,000 projects created in just 48 hours. Microsoft's Bryan Tomlinson announced that the tool had in fact experienced higher usage than the company initially anticipated. Redmond is currently "throttling" the service to help control demand, but it's stated that should you be looking to get started with the Windows Phone App Studio, you shall not be targeted by lengthy delays.
Tomlinson also goes into some detail about who the beta is for - individuals who desire to deploy their lightweight apps on Windows Phones owned by friends and contacts, as well as those who wish to get a taste of app development. The beta shows what they can hope to achieve if it's decided that the platform will be taken seriously. Sure, it's not for the savvy developers who have worked some serious magic already, but the service is perfect for goofing around, if you will.
The news of such high demand is positive in a number of ways. It shows there's plenty of interest out there and that even consumers are likely to dive into light-hearted development to turn some cool ideas into Windows Phone apps. If you're interested in the free tools now available online, be sure to head on over to the Windows Phone App Studio Beta section on Microsoft's Website for more details.
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